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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 22, 2011 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

A truly awesome Truckin-led sequence!

June 20, 1974, The Omni, Atlanta, GA – Truckin’> Jam> Eyes> Slipknot> China Doll

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-06-20.sbd-set2.finney.211.shnf

This sequence is an earful alright. A highly-rated Truckin is a bit sloppy through the song part and kind of lazy to develop. But it tightens up at the right moment and Jerry rides the slow groove directly into a Nodoby’s-type jam, and then back into another Truckin crescendo sequence at about 8:30 minutes in and then rides a Nobody’s jam out into space, complete with heavy bass and a vicious tiger jam. Certainly one of the longer Truckin’s, depending on how you time it. The heavy space rock stuff is really pretty awesome and an example of what made ’74 so special.